Gogglebox Cast: Which Favourite Regulars Have Returned?

By Amelia Slater

30th April 2020

Gogglebox Cast: Which Favourite Regulars Have Returned?

Even in lockdown, the Gogglebox cast are once again keeping us entertained, giving their weekly two-penneth on all things telly.

The premise of the popular channel 4 series isn’t much to go by…you’re telling me that watching a bunch of strangers sitting around watching TV is what classes as an entertainment programme these days?

Yes, my friend. Yes, and a very good one!

So who are the returning fan favourites?

Many Of The Gogglebox Cast Regulars On The Show Have Returned For 2020…

1. Stephen & His Mum Pat

Hairdresser Stephen is one of Gogglebox’s O.G’s after starring on the show since its very first series. He used to appear alongside his ex-boyfriend Chris Butland-Steed until his departure in 2017.

After Chris left, Stephen was joined by his mum Pat and the pair have had audiences in fits of giggles!

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2. Stephen & Husband Daniel Lustig-Webb

Stephen got hitched to photographer Daniel Lustig-Webb last year and the couple have since appeared on the show together. Although fans were disappointed to see Pat go, many are all over the new pairing!

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3. The Malone Family

The Manchester-based Malone family joined the show back in series 4 and have been a favourite ever since.

Made up of former receptionist mum Julie, lorry driver dad Tom Snr and two sons Tom Jr and Shaun, the family are often joined on the sofa by their adorable rottweiler dogs: Dave, Izzy, Lucy and Joe.

It turns out the family have another claim to fame with Tom Jr working as a freelance model and streetdance choreographer. The Gogglebox star has performed alongside some big names including The Black Eyed Peas.

His brother Shaun also used to be a stage actor, starring in a production of Billy Elliott. He now coaches Manchester United’s Under 16s football team.

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4. Jenny & Lee

Best pals Jenny and Lee have been friends for over twenty years after meeting at a pub where Jenny worked as a landlady and Lee was a regular.

The pair are so close that they even go on holiday together and Lee has described Jenny as ‘family’. Their respective partners, Jenny’s husband Ray and Lee’s partner Steve prefer to keep out of the limelight.

The pair film Gogglebox in Jenny’s caravan in Hull.

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The Comedy Duo Have Been Friends For Over 2 Decades

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5. Giles & Mary

The empty hole left from the departure of beloved fan favourites Steph and Dom has somewhat been filled by Giles & Mary Wood; the conservative married couple we never knew we needed!

Giles, an artist and Mary, a writer renowned for being The Spectator‘s resident agony aunt, live in Wiltshire and are allegedly friends with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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6. Ellie & Izzi (Now Ellie & Nat)

The lippy sisters from Leeds, Izzie and Ellie, are so relatable with their rigid Friday night takeaway routine. They made their Gogglebox debut back in 2015 after a casting agent friend approached Ellie.

Ellie said at the time:

‘We thought ‘Who’d want to watch us?’ and then we got picked and couldn’t believe it!’

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The down-to-earth northern lasses are a perfect double act on screen. 28-year-old Ellie, who works as a hairdresser, and her sister Izzi (25), who is mum to five-year-old son Bobby and newborn Bessie Rose, are currently taking a break from filming together due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

They used to film at the family home where Ellie lived but Izzi lives in her own flat with her children and boyfriend.

As a result of social distancing rules, the pair are not filming together for this series and Ellie’s boyfriend Nat has filled in as replacement.


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7. The Siddiqui Family

The Siddiqui boys always crack us up with their witty comments and banter. The comedy trio, consisting of Baasit and Umar and their dad Sid, have been on the show since it began back in 2013.

Sid worked as a Power Engineer before retiring previously worked in the NHS for 37 years.

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8. The Woerdenweber Family (Minus Silent Jay)

Bringing German and Scouse ancestry together, we present you with the Woerdenweber family; made up of German-born Ralph, Liverpudlian wife Viv and their daughter Eve.

Eve used to be accompanied by boyfriend Jay who became known as ‘Silent Jay’, after never uttering a word on camera. Jay’s notorious silent presence on the show catapulted the shaggy-haired fella to fame.

However, the couple broke up and Silent Jay, unfortunately, became just background noise.

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9. Meet The Michaels

The Michael family live in Brighton and have become a staple family in the show since their debut back in 2013. Parents Carolyn and Andrew were accompanied by their son Louis and daughter Alex until Alex recently left.

The family were briefly taken off the show after Andrew ran as a candidate for UKIP in the 2015 election. After he failed to gain a seat, the Michaels were later brought back.

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10. Linda & Pete

For seasons one and two of Gogglebox, Linda appeared alongside her son George and husband Pete. However, the Essex family were later axed from the show after George took part on Celebrity Big Brother in 2014 when the show has a rule against featuring ‘celebrities’.

In 2016, Linda and Pete returned to give their thoughts on the current shows and news.

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11. Pete & Sophie

Brother-sister duo Pete and Sophie have been a delightful addition to the Gogglebox family. With their adorable sibling banter and witty remarks, they have become much loved by viewers.

The siblings are from Blackpool and joined the series back in 2017.

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12. Dave & Shirley

Welsh couple David and Shirley Griffiths joined the show back in 2015. Based in Caerphilly, South Wales, the pair have been married for 40 years!

Dave works as a cleaner and Shirley works in retail.

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13. Mary & Marina

Britain’s favourite Bristolian grandmas Mary and Marina have cracked up the nation with their ‘old dears’ banter. Marina (82) and Mary (88) joined the show in 2015 and met almost a decade ago at the St Monica Trust retirement community where they currently reside together.

The pair have said that it is surreal when they get recognised when they’re out and about.

Mary once said:

‘I had my flu jab last month and as I was coming out of the surgery, someone shouted “I saw you on the telly!’

Marina added:

‘I’ve done four selfies. I went down Wetherspoon’s for a meal and a young kiddie came up to me and said “are you on Gogglebox?” I said “yeah” and he asked for a photo. So we had a selfie.

‘Others just come up to me in the street, but they’re always a bit sheepish.’

mary and marina

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14. Abby & Georgia

In spite of being relatively new, pals from Durham Abby and Georgia have become immensely popular, having taken part in the show since 2018.

One of our favourite moments is when the Geordie lasses were debating whether it was Ellie Goulding or Elton John who wrote ‘Your Song’.

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Keep Up To Date With The Gogglebox Cast By Tuning in to Gogglebox on Channel 4, Fridays at 9pm!

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